Wasilla, Alaska – The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has welcomed two new employees: Kelsey Anderson as program assistant and Alicia Sidebottom as program associate.

As the program assistant, Anderson provides primary administrative support to the philanthropic team and backup support for all administrative positions in the organization. Anderson brings administrative and office management experience to her role having previously worked for Suilnua, NuLyfe Labs and Odland Family Practice Clinic. She has an associate degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix.

As program associate, Sidebottom reviews scholarship applications, provides programmatic support on initiatives and programs, and acts as a liaison between the philanthropic team and other MSHF staff, training providers, scholarship applicants and recipients, and other stakeholders. Before joining MSHF, Sidebottom worked in a range of industries for organizations such as the Food Bank of Alaska, Wild Alaskan Company and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Alaska Anchorage.


About Mat-Su Health Foundation: Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. In this capacity, MSHF board members and representatives actively participate in the governance of Mat-Su’s community hospital to protect the community’s interest in this important healthcare institution. The MSHF mission is to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in the Mat-Su and the tools it uses include grantmaking, convening of local partners, and policy change. The foundation’s work has resulted in significant improvements in systems that support the health of Mat-Su residents in areas such as behavioral health, child welfare, crisis response, community connections, workforce development, transportation, housing, and senior services. More information is available at .